Snake eating eggs & golfballs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lullabyloo, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. lullabyloo

    lullabyloo In the Brooder

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    My parents have a flock of Orpington hens. They went from having more eggs than they knew what to do with to having 3-5 eggs a week. We decided to try putting golf balls in the nest boxes to see if any go missing. If they did we'd know there was a predator eating the eggs and not a laying problem. (The hens are 1-2 years old) 5 golf balls have gone missing over the last month. I've heard eating a golf ball will kill a snake but we have yet to find one dead. Any suggestions or opinions? Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. lullabyloo

    lullabyloo In the Brooder

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    That is awesome! Thank you! I will pass the info to my parents.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I saw one of those traps at an antique shop this week.
     
  4. lullabyloo

    lullabyloo In the Brooder

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    My parents purchased a minnow trap from a bait & tackle shop for $14.95. My dad baited it with a couple eggs yesterday morning. I'll update if anything exciting happens.
     

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